Gold or Yellow?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

I recently received an interesting email from someone who criticized my choice of the German flag on the DANK National website, dank.org, that I designed.  The email was brief but went like this… You may want to know that the colors of the German Flag is Black, Red. GOLD and …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Will the True Dutchman Please Stand Up

By Darlene Fuchs on Email

First of all, we can quickly dispose of the “Pennsylvania Dutch” misnomer. The term is more properly “Pennsylvania German” because the so-called Pennsylvania Dutch have nothing to do with Holland, the Netherlands, or the Dutch language. These people originally came from German-speaking areas of Europe and spoke a dialect of …

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Shaking Off the Shame of Being German?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Last Saturday, the Chicago Daily Herald ran a series of articles on “Women’s Perspective” on the Holocaust on the front page.  One viewpoint was from a “German’s” eyes and the other through a Jew’s.  I feel it is important to note that the German writer is a German American whose …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Open Air Festival Season in Germany

By Corinna Bienger on Email

Now that the air is becoming milder, the open air concert season is about to start again. Learning from my teenage daughter, I know now that young people today define themselves through the music they listen to. Since it also dictates what to wear, the kid’s first opinion of who …

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Honoring Dads this Father’s Day

By Beth Casey on Email

No matter how tall we grow, many of us look up to our fathers. A father is a mentor, hero, guide, role model and a friend. In our society, mothers are typically given the role of shaping lives but fathers do it just as well, but in their own way. …

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Being Outside is an Important Part of Life in Germany

By Corinna Bienger on Email

Spring, and even summer, does not often spoil Germany with warm evenings, when you can sit outside at a street café or a Biergarten. Yet whenever the sun has been out all day, and the temperatures are still moderate enough, you are sure to find Germany’s folks sitting outside, at …

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Introducing a Viewpoint From Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Today we are launching a partnership with the German-American Journal to bring the popular “View From Germany” series to this blog.  In June 2009, Hamburg resident Corinna Bienger started writing pieces on her “German“ view of politics (both German and American), social events, and hot items in the media. We are hoping to build …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Discovering the Germany of Today – (Part 3)

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In Part 1 I discussed how German American organizations in the US have a tendency to only honor the traditions of Germany’s long past but never seem to want to progress to include newer cultural advancements.  In Part 2 the challenges of bring change to an organization and bringing in new ideas …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Discovering the Germany of Today – (Part 2)

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In Part 1 I discussed how German American organizations in the US have a tendency to only honor the traditions of Germany’s long past but never seem to want to progress to include newer cultural advancements.  Let me be clear on one thing… there is nothing wrong with honoring older traditions and …

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Discovering the Germany of Today – (Part 1)

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It always surprises me how so many Americans have a real misconception of what German life is like today.  Now, I can’t call my self an expert on the modern German life since I don’t live there myself, but I like to make an effort to keep myself up to …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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